Dot Density Legend Mapping
Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:01 PM
I am in the process of making a Dot Density Map in ArcGIS 10.1. I would like to create a "visual anchor" (boxes in the legend that include 2 or 3 examples of dot densities followed by text describing the density such as 'low, medium, high') as part of the legend so that map readers can reference different dot densities represented on different parts of the map. Everything that I have read says this is an important feature to include on a Dot Density map but so far I haven't seen anything about how to create the visual anchor. Can anyone offer any advice on how to proceed?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:19 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:17 AM
One way to make a dot denisty legend with different patches representing different densities would be to make it as a data frame, with mock data. Create however many rectangles you want (or whatever shape you want the legend patches to be), give each shape an appropriate value, symbolize with the same dot density settings as used in your actual map, and label/annotate as you like (you could probably set up fields in the data and use labeling properties to do the labeling, or just use static text).
Very clever! That works.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:35 PM
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